Definedly… maybe? Get the definitions right in your review.

Nail down those definitions

Define is a ‘simple’ objective 1 command term… but you must be precise in your answers.

Definitions are also a great start to review and build into deeper explanation of the concepts.

  • Quiz yourself on the definitions, check your answers. This Sortable Syllabus might help.
  • Pay attention to the markschemes – what is the importance of the underlined terms and why can’t you get marks without them?
  • ‘Unpack’ the definition into its component parts – what is the relevance of each and how does it lead to more in-depth explanation of the concept?

Here’s a quiz for the define assessment statements in the SL Core and for the two options my class did this year. It’s a GoogleDoc – here’s the link.

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About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on April 10, 2013, in Exam Skills, Formative Assessment, IBDP Biology, Revision & Review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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